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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just two weeks after releasing iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service to the public. With iOS 9 already in the works and on track for a fall release, iOS 8.4.1 will likely be the last significant update to iOS 8.

Today's beta, build number 12H304, can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.


It is not yet clear what changes will be introduced with iOS 8.4.1, but as with past betas, it's likely to include bug fixes, performance enhancements, and minor tweaks to the operating system. We'll update this post with any new features or tweaks that are found within the new update.

iOS 8.4.1 follows on the heels of iOS 8.4, which introduced an entirely revamped Music app along with the new Apple Music service and the Beats 1 radio station. Aside from music updates, iOS 8.4 included only minor changes to iOS 8.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers


macrumors 68020
Dec 28, 2009
Good. Hopefully they'll fix the lag on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 when scrolling between home pages.


Staff member
Dec 7, 2012
came to ask about 8.5, but see they fixed it already. :D

Anyway, happily testing and crashing in iOS9 at the moment.

We generally get these posts ready to go ahead of time so we can let you guys know about the betas as soon as possible. In this case, I expected iOS 8.5, not iOS 8.4.1. Had an itchy trigger finger and hit post before I finished updating it for 8.4.1. Sorry about that, I updated within 30 seconds but you guys are quick. :p


macrumors 68020
Jul 10, 2012
came to ask about 8.5, but see they fixed it already. :D

Anyway, happily testing and crashing in iOS9 at the moment.

Did you have any pdf's in iBooks? If so did iOS 9 wipe them out? (Did to mine). If so, did you find a way to get them back?

*Wiped all from my iPhone 6, wiped none from my el capitan Mac, wiped all but one from my iOS 8.4 iPad air 2. (I begin to wonder if by not going to iOS 9 public beta on my iPad has blocked iBooks from syncing all the pdf's back from the Mac.)


macrumors regular
Aug 2, 2014
Wow, I was near 100% this 35%... Me too! Battery life is abysmal

Wow, I am either lucky or I am doing something terribly right. My battery lasts me an easy 30 hours and that is with music playing ~4 hours a day, ~150 texts sent and received, ~500 emails received and ~50 sent and with like two - 4 devices pair to it including the apple watch.
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